Kiambu woman kills husband for arriving home late, drunk

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Ann Mbaithe (left) during her arrest for allegedly stabbing her husband to death after he arrived late and drunk at their home in Tinganga village, Kiambu town, July 31, 2016. /STANLEY NJENGA

By STANLEY NJENGA

A woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her husband to death for arriving home late and drunk.

Ann Mbaithe was accused of stabbing Daniel Githuka, 30, in the chest and killing him, after he returned home in the wee hours of Saturday.

The couple lived in Tinganga village, Kiambu town.

Githuka’s mother Elizabeth Wanjiku said he worked at a neighbouring school and usually returned at about 10pm.

She said the couple had been married for five years and had no problems. The had one child aged four and a half.

“My son and I live in the same compound. I heard confrontation from my house past midnight,” Wanjiku recounted.

The mother said she got out of bed and went to Githuka’s house where she found him arguing with his wife.

She said her son stood his ground and noted he was the head of the house who should not have been confronted over the matter.

Wanjiku said she had not noticed the knife Mbaithe had been holding since she was standing at akimbo.

“It was not a physical confrontation but my son’s wife suddenly attacked and stabbed him in the chest with a knife,” she said.

“After my son was stabbed I called for help from neighbours but upon reaching hospital he was pronounced dead due to loss of blood.”

Wanjiku said she reported the matter at Kiambu police station whose officers later arrested Mbaithe at the home.

County DCI boss Amos Tebeny said Mbaithe will be charged with murder once investigations are completed.

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